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Project Manager

TED is seeking a Project Manager to join the Brand Creative team in the New York office. The Brand Creative team is TED’s in-house creative studio.

The Project Manager leads the overall planning, progress, status reporting, and follow-up of creative projects to ensure project goals and objectives are met within the agreed-upon time, scope, and resource requirements.

The PM is the liaison between the Brand Creative team and TED’s internal teams for the fulfillment of design, photography, illustration, motion graphics, and other visual asset requests. The PM provides ongoing support to the Brand Creative team, ensuring seamless execution of project plans to meet established deadlines and creative briefs. The PM will report to the Creative Director. 

The ideal candidate knows the creative process inside and out and has worked as a PM at a creative agency, in-house studio, small design shop, or similar. They can easily keep track of multiple projects at once while fielding new requests. They are proactive and identify potential bottlenecks in the schedule. 

Responsibilities include:

  • In coordination with Brand Creative team leads (Creative Director, Senior Photo Editor, and Art Director), lead project planning throughout the creative asset life cycle, from kick-off to final deliverables
  • Translate project requirements into concrete tasks that creatives can execute
  • Facilitate meetings with stakeholders and vendors
  • Develop and maintain systems to establish effective workflows, communication, and increased efficiency
  • Create and maintain an overall prioritized project schedule
  • Conduct regular project status meetings both within the team and with key stakeholders
  • Establish and grow strong relationships with internal teams and vendors
  • Help provide quality assurance for creative assets
  • Provide internal clients with insights into Brand Creative team processes and workflow
  • Pre-plan for heavy work periods and manage and track change request
  • Run debriefs after major projects to identity wins, misses, and areas for improvement


  • Prior experience managing the end to end creative process, including print and digital
  • Understanding of the creative workflow of graphic design, branding, digital photography, motion graphics, and illustration
  • Dedication to a collaborative working environment
  • Proactive and strategic problem-solving skills 
  • Excellent time-management skills
  • Confident negotiation and excellent listening and communication skills
  • Commitment to and deep understanding of the creative process
  • Strong proficiency with Airtable
  • Bachelor’s degree required
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